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B.C. Court Confirms Rights in Arrow Lakes

Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory, Westbank BC:  The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is welcoming the provincial court’s March 27, 2017 Desautel decision. The decision arose as a result of hunting charges laid by the Province against Rick Desautel in 2010. The court acquitted Desautel and held that the descendants of the Sinixt continue to exist and […]

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Syilx Early Years

“Our children are our roots and everything we teach them is their responsibility to carry on.” The Early Years program has been in development since early 2011 and is funded by MCFD. A Syilx AECD strategy has been developed and plans for implementations are underway. The SEY Lead provides support for front-line staff and coordination […]

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Wápupxn (Lynx) Transboundary Monitoring Trial

Working with the Derickson Family Trap line from Westbank First Nation and others we caught and radio collared three wápupxn, lynx, in an effort to understand how they use the Kettle River landscape and to determine genetic relationship to lynx within under-occupied habitat in Syilx territory in Washington State. The outlook is to continue to […]

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Pass Creek

Pass (Norms) Creek is the first major tributary to the Columbia River below Hugh Keenleyside Dam adjacent to the town of Castlegar, BC

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